HMag had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Miss Hooters International, Marissa Raisor. She is just as humble as she is beautiful and has the most infectious giggle paired with a smile that is sure to make your heart melt. Born in the small town of Shelbyville Kentucky, Marissa admitted that she hadn’t been exposed to much, so when she was given the chance, she took it and ran with it!
It all started at her local store in Newport Kentucky where they hosted their annual District Bikini Contest. Marissa took the stage by storm and people noticed. She placed first in her district and then moved on to the Regional Bikini Contest which gathered some of Hooters finest from Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio. When she placed within the top five she was then told she would be a part of the Miss Hooters International Pageant in the famous city of Vegas!
Marissa arrived in Vegas, lucky enough to do so with her two best friends who were in the pageant as well, one of them being Kathy Deihl, HMag’s very own Bright and Beautiful
(see pg. 60). Marissa was able to enjoy the city a little bit before the rigorous schedule of rehearsals began. She recalled visiting the Bellagio Fountains and thinking “Man, I really live under a rock!”, she has a funny sense of humor like that. Before she knew it 5am had arrived and she was being woken up for Hair and Make up. She soon realized taping up her feet to help endure the lengthy rehearsal days in pageant heels would have to be added to her daily beauty routine. However, those long days she spoke of seemed to have worked out in her favor.
Then the moment had arrived, it was down to the final two, Marissa was one of them. Just happy to be there and have been given the opportunity, her excitement out weighed her nerves, however, when Marissa Raisor was announced the new Hooters Miss International, she was suddenly flooded with shock and emotion. Since that defining moment in her life, Marissa has been able to travel and experience things she never thought imaginable.
Just recently she was made the Cover Girl in the 2014 Hooters Calendar, threw the first pitch at the Cincinnati Reds game and she landed a role in Adam Sandler’s most recent movie Blended, all within the first 4 months of her reign.
Marissa held her head up high and proud when she spoke of being a brand ambassador for Hooters and that she looks forward to the future possibilities with the company.